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2022 - 4K Vidéo - 4 min 10 - Coulor - stéréo

Courtesy Clément Cogitore, Chantal Crousel Consulting

Coproduction Biennale de Lyon, Musée de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris with the support of Théâtre de la Filature, Mulhouse and the participation of : Clique Seibi, Clique Unbaggene

In Morgestraich, artist Clément Cogitore pays tribute to the Basel Carnival, an event he attended as a child. At four o'clock in the morning, as all the lights in the city go out, groups of musicians parade through the crowds to the sound of pipes and drums. This particular moment differs from other carnivals in its contemplative, ironic and mournful dimension, rooted in the tradition of the danse macabre and medieval processions against epidemics. Clément Cogitore's work takes this procession, which marks the passage from winter to spring and from death to life, out of time and space, and questions the age-old rituals that bind communities together in uncertain times.